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For 17-30 Year Olds

The DDYC (DEX Deaf Youth Council) is for deaf young people between the ages of 17 and 30 who live in Yorkshire.

DDYC

  • The events are usually held once a month on a Saturday in different locations around Yorkshire.
  • We do lots of fun activities like; bowling, drama, games sessions and comedy workshops!
  • There will always be interpreters to support everyone to chat and make friends!
  • The events are always FREE!
  • If you’re struggling with travel costs we can help.
  • If you have any questions or would like to chat to us about joining please contact us by filling in the box below!

Contact us

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Health Advocacy Project

Health Advocacy Project

We have exciting news! We have been awarded some funding to run a new free health advocacy service! This service is for young deaf people between the ages of 17 and 30 who live in, or around the Wakefield area.Deaf people have more barriers to accessing health...

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DEX Event With The Wakefield Mayor

DEX Event With The Wakefield Mayor

Fantastic event last Saturday with the Wakefield Mayor. Our members learned lots of new information and enjoyed teaching the Mayor a little bit of BSL! They also got involved in the games and everyone had a great laugh! Our next event is a Christmas meal for our...

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DEX Visit from the Wakefield Mayor

DEX Visit from the Wakefield Mayor

Our next DDYC event will be on Saturday 6th November! We will be having a visit from the Wakefield Mayor. She’ll be telling us all about funding for local deaf services and there will be plenty of opportunities to ask questions! As usual there will be a free takeaway...

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DDYC Event

DDYC Event

Fantastic DDYC event yesterday. Deaf Social Worker Sharon had so much useful information to share with our group. She told us all about deaf sport, her experience with volunteering, campaigning for deaf issues and about accessible equipment for deaf people. The...

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Who Are The DDYC?

Who Are The DDYC?

We have created some information all about our DDYC programme. This is for young deaf people between the ages of 17 and 30 living across the whole of Yorkshire. We would be really grateful if you could share the information with anyone you know who might be interested...

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DDYC Event on 2nd October

DDYC Event on 2nd October

Our next DDYC event is on 2nd October! Anyone who is deaf, aged between 17 and 30 and living in (or can travel to) Yorkshire is welcome. There will be a presentation from a deaf social worker and you’ll have the chance to sign/ chat/ catch up with other young deaf...

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“DEX are important to me because they helped build my deaf identity and built my confidence.” A DDYC member.

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